Parents Illustrate The Funny Side Of Autism In Kansas City Production

Feb 21, 2014

'An Evening With The Rents' runs 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Mission Theatre.

To call raising kids with with autism or autism spectrum disorder a challenge would probably be underselling it ... by quite a bit.

For many parents of kids with autism, maintaining a sense of humor is an essential component. Those experiences will be illustrated by some Kansas City area parents in An Evening with the Rents where they will deliver stand-up comedy routines centered around living with children on the spectrum.

On today's show, host Steve Kraske talks with the event organizer and two of the participating parents about the lighter side of living with autism.


  • Keenan Stump, speech therapist whose clients include those within the autism spectrum.
  • Olivia Cytrynowicz, editor for Hallmark and the mother of three.
  • Lou Melgarejo, married father of three whose oldest daughter has autism spectrum disorder. A television director by trade, he created Lou's Land, where he blogs about a life touched by autism from the father’s perspective.

HEAR MORE: An Evening With The 'Rents - A Benefit for Camp Encourage takes place at 7 p.m Friday, Feb. 28 at The Mission Theatre, 5903 Johnson Dr, Mission, Kan.  Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.